Fun Facts About NYC Marathon Runners

Graphic: Valerie Brugos

For the 46th running of the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6, we created a fun infographic with interesting facts you may have not known about this iconic race. Since New York City has the largest number of marathon finishers in the U.S., it only made sense to take a look at, throughout the race’s history, exactly what kind of runners have been participating in the marathon.

Here’s what we found:

50, 504

Number of finishers in 2014 New York City Marathon, the largest ever.


Percentage of runners completing their first NYC Marathon this year.


Number of birthday runners on this year’s race day.


Average age of 2016 NYC Marathon participant.


Number of miles per week the average NYC Marathon finisher runs during training.

$33.9 million

The amount raised for charity by 2015 NYC Marathon participants.


The last time an American man won the New York City Marathon, Meb Keflezighi, 2:09:15.


The last time an American woman won the New York City Marathon, Miki Gorman, 2:43:10.


Olympic marathon medalists have run the NYC Marathon.


Rio 2016 Olympians are running this year’s marathon.


Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston’s 1985 NYC Marathon time.

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